Moviefone, Michael Bay discussed returning for another Transformers movie and how the returning Autobots will be completely redesigned from top to bottom. The new designs will even have an impact in the story as well. Read an excerpt of the interview below and click the above link for the whole article.
Yeah, because then you’re limited in what you can do and what
you can show.
Yeah. You know there are a couple of historians of
Transformers. I would do my designs of the robots and they’re like, “What if you
just add a little bit more ears to Optimus?” But they’re really hands off. We’ve
redesigned them in “Transformers 4,” and there’s some really cool sh*t in it.
I’m literally redesigning every character, top to bottom. There’s a reason why
they’re redesigned, but it’s also to keep it new and fresh to me. I think the
fans will appreciate some of this new stuff we have in the movie and some of the
I know when you did “Transformers 3,” you were kind of
Yeah, and this is literally a true story. I went to the
[Transformers] ride in Universal, and there’s a two-and-a-half-hour line, and
you just see all these kids -- it’s the most popular ride they’ve had since
Jurassic Park -- and I’m like... It’s hard to let go of your franchise. You
don’t want someone to f*ck it up. So I at least wanted to set it up on some good
footing. Because you’re going to get a different kind of director [who is] not
going to want to follow in my footsteps. Directors feel very territorial. So
they’re going to go to a more inexperienced director. It’s just the way
Hollywood works. And I’m thinking, “God, so I’ll redesign it, set it up...
Someone’s gonna f*ck this up. This is way too big of a thing.” And I’m looking
at all these kids and I’m like, “F*ck, I gotta do one more.” And then I brought
Mark [Wahlberg] into it. So now we’ve got a movie star, we’ve got full
redesigns. At least it’ll be on good footing.